Security Testing

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  • Hacking & Cracking
  • Forensic Computer Investigation
  • Tools, training and forums

Remember the goal is "Hack to learn, don't learn to hack"!

Location: Global
Members: 121
Latest Activity: Feb 3

Links to Security Related Websites

Security News Websites

Dark Reading:

Packet Storm:


Security Week:



Hacking / Security Blogs

Ethical Hacking Blog Site:

The Ethical Hacker Network:

Security Exploded:

Forensic Artifacts:


Hacking Websites & Forums

Hack Forums:

Hacking Truths:

The Hack Lair:


Hacking Practice Sites

Hack this Site:

Hellbound Hackers:

Hack Suite:


Hacking Practice Environments

OWASP Web Goat -

Damn Vulnerable Web App -

Gruyere -


Podcasts and Video Series

Cigital Silver Bullet Security Podcast:


Security Testing Methodologies





Threat & Incident Classification



Taxonomy of Coding Errors:

Common Weakness Enumeration:

Microsoft SIR:







Burp Suite:

Web Scarab:


Nessus (Home Feed):

Anonymity Online:


Recommended Books

Web Application Hackers Handbook - Amazon Link

Web Security Testing Cookbook - Amazon Link

Backtrack 4, Assuring Security by Penetration Testing - Amazon Link

Hacking for Dummies - Amazon Link

OWASP Testing Guide -



10 Immutable Laws of security - MS

Security Management - The Fundamental Tradeoffs - MS


(Note: The list is growing and will be split soon..)

Assuring Security Penetration Testing

Discussion Forum

Is your website safe against Cross Site Scripting attacks?

Started by Prashant PC May 29, 2014. 0 Replies

XSS is the most prominent application layer hacking technique. It is a browser-side scripting language (usually JavaScript) that exposes web apps to security flaws. While we access web apps for…Continue

Tags: scripting, site, Cross, attack, XSS

Have you ever performed any 'security' testing?

Started by Mark Crowther. Last reply by Pawan Singh Jul 24, 2013. 24 Replies

Hiya All, Just a quick straw-poll; have any of you performed any security related testing, no matter what level?If you've done any testing where the objective was to evaluate security, defining that…Continue

Where to start

Started by Jokin Aspiazu. Last reply by Thomas Ponnet Dec 12, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello there!My name is Jokin, I'm a software tester and I find myself as a newbie on what's related to web security testing.... okay, once I've said this, I'm looking for ways to get better on it. So…Continue

Review comment for Acunetix vulnerability scanner

Started by Abhay Kulshrestha Nov 8, 2011. 0 Replies

Hi All, Please provide your valuable review comments for "Acunetix vulnerability scanner". As it might can be used in our company for application security of " .net 3.5" based websites.If it is not…Continue

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Comment Wall

Comment by Ahmed Mubbashir Khan on July 9, 2011 at 21:19
@Mark please share a Hack with us so that we can learn :)
Comment by Mark Crowther on August 30, 2011 at 11:32
Thanks to those that have joined the group so far. Please let others know it's here and look out for news and activities coming soon!
Comment by Mark Crowther on August 30, 2011 at 11:54
Just added a bunch of links to get started on collating resources for study. If you have any to share be sure to add a Comment here or message me.
Comment by Lorenzo Urbini on August 30, 2011 at 12:46
@Mark thanks for the useful links.. but probably security testing is better if studied straight from real attack examples as Ahmed pointed.
Comment by Mark Crowther on August 31, 2011 at 7:49
Hiya Lorenzo, couldn't agree more and we'll be doing that as we get more members in and kick-off specific threads of discussion. The links above are reference resources for wider study.
Comment by Lorenzo Urbini on August 31, 2011 at 8:42
Well looking deeper the material, there are some interesting attacks history there inside too! not bad, cheers.
Comment by Mark Crowther on September 2, 2011 at 9:40
Welcome to all the new comers, great to see folks joining the group!
Comment by Mark Crowther on September 4, 2011 at 8:52
Links page updates:
  • Added 'Web Scarab' to the tools list.
  • Added 'Hacking Practice Sites' section
  • Added 'Hacking Practice Environments' section
Comment by Mark Crowther on September 4, 2011 at 9:11

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Comment by phil kirkham on September 5, 2011 at 17:10
Noticed this on Googles resources

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